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CADJPY Reaches Key Inflection Point at 85.00

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Last week I discussed a breakdown on CADJPY that could result in a 400-pip drop.

The ascending channel in question extends from the year-to-date low of 80.55. I first pointed out this pattern back on October 29th.

Sellers cleared (former) channel support at 84.90 on December 5th.

They quickly pushed prices to key support at 83.80, an area I’ve included on my chart for several weeks.

That area triggered a 150-pip bounce which tested former channel support as new resistance on December 7th.

As you can see from the chart below, that new resistance at 85.00/10 is once again under pressure.

CADJPY resistance on the daily time frame

It helps to keep things as simple as possible in times like this.

As long as CADJPY is below new resistance at 85.00/10 on a daily closing basis, the pair is vulnerable.

Alternatively, if buyers close the pair back above this level, it would reinstate the ascending channel and push CADJPY higher.

The key factor in either scenario is the daily close at 5 pm EST.

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Note how the pair has carved a short-term trend line support since forming the December 6th low.

A 4-hour close below this level would suggest sellers are ready for the next leg down.

Just remember that it’s going to take a daily close (not a 4-hour close) back above that 85.00/10 area to negate the bearish outlook.

The channel that broke down earlier this month took nine months to form. As such, it’s going to take a daily close back inside it to negate the breakdown.

I have no doubt we’ll be discussing this one in the member’s area as it unfolds.

But if I weren’t already in this one, I’d want to see if sellers can clear that short-term trend line before considering an entry.

Looking lower, key support remains 83.80. A daily close below that would expose 82.30 followed by the year-to-date low of 80.55.

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CADJPY 4-hour wedge pattern

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12 comments
Khurram says

Spot on as always

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    Justin Bennett says

    Cheers. We’ll see how it plays out.

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Mason says

Hi there. Please help. I am trying to understand why if prices closes above and below a certain level we would either determine that price would go up or down?

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    Justin Bennett says

    That’s the foundation of technical analysis. Key levels tend to serve as psychological barriers. Break one and you expose the next.

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Anesu says

thanks, Justin. have my eye on this one

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    Justin Bennett says

    You’re welcome.

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sikhumbuzo says

It’s important to note that CAD is intertwined with the price of Brent Crude and with recent events like OPEC decreasing supply to try and push the price back up to a respectable level, this will in turn strengthen the CAD

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    Justin Bennett says

    I see nothing bullish about the recent price action of crude.

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      Pierre Mifsud says

      You are right Justin…..Target price on Crude Oil is the 43 handle

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      Kevin Wagner says

      Don’t figure.

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    Kevin Wagner says

    My thoughts as well. Keep an eye on oil.

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bill1985 says

justin did you get stopped out on this one?

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